Ok, I am a Koontz fan but I'm beginning to lose faith in his recent works. This book was a big waste of time! There are 72 short chapters. Each chapter jumps back and forth between several different stories/characters. Some of the stories have NO relevance when it comes to the end of the book. It's like a hodgepodge of short stories that make you wonder, "what the heck?!" when you get to the end. It takes 300 of the 337 pages to build up a web of characters and stories that you think are going to go somewhere and somehow intertwine, only to cram the last 30 pages to a quick ending where you're left with more questions than answers and asking what did half the book have to do with the other half. I'm glad I got this on PBS. Had I paid full price for it, I would've asked for my money back.
This book is classic Dean Koontz- supernatural elements, wonderfully intelligent dogs and a stron male lead character, I loved the suspense of the opening as Grady discovers the "creatures". One of my favorite styles of writing is when the author has three or more stories going simultaneously and then combines them at the end so you can see how they all pertain to each other. Koontz implements that in his book and it works very well.
Ok, I do like Dean Koontz books, Odd Thomas, Brother Odd, The Good Guy...Where did Breathless come from? I was totally disappointed in this book. The chapters just rambled on and on and on. There were several different stories and I was waiting for them to converge..but 25 pages to the end, you still had no idea how they would all relate to each other. It felt like he just decided to throw a few sentences in the last few chapters to try to tie everything together. I would recommend people don't wast their time on this one..there are so many other great books out there....
I'm with the other reviewers! Didn't love this book! Too much going on and going nowhere! Needless to say, I wasn't breathless after reading this one, just glad it was over. Not a favorite!
This is a book which you are either going to Hate it or love it!! I enjoy it when Koontz gets into his chaos theory mode and how our world is going in the scheme of his stories. so I can only say that its a fast read so give it a try and I was smiling at the end.